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Karate vs Taekwondo for Kids: Which Is Better for Kids – Karate or Taekwondo? | Urban Martial Arts

Karate vs Taekwondo for Kids: Which Is Better for Kids – Karate or Taekwondo? | Urban Martial Arts


How are you doing? My name is Sensei Serge Sognonvi. I’m the instructor of Urban Martial Arts. A lot of parents usually ask what style is
better: Karate or Taekwondo? In this video, I’m going to help you guys
make an informed decision. Well, one of the main differences between
Karate and Taekwondo is Karate is Japanese based and Taekwondo is Korean based. Karate and Taekwondo, the similarities that
they have is they both are striking arts. What I mean by that is they both primarily
have more the same kicks, blocks, and punches. A little thing different is more like Judo
or Jiujitsu where it’s not a striking art, where it’s more submissions and throws where
it’s a completely different art. Well, if you go into a Karate school, and
you ask them, I’m not too sure if I want to learn Karate or Taekwondo obviously someone
like myself is so passionate about Karate and I can see the difference that it makes
in people’s lives, obviously I’ll be a little partial to it. And if you go into a Taekwondo school, it’s
more of the same. Well, most parents put their kids in martial
arts classes because they want a benefit. They want some…they want a bit of a change
in their kids’ lives, ok. So, most of the time they’ll do it because
they’re looking…maybe the kid is being bullied at school, maybe the kid is a bully, maybe
the kid has a learning disability, maybe the kid is overweight. There’s tons of things why the parents put
their kid in the martial arts programs. So we want to make sure that this martial
arts school that you decide to choose is the best fit for you and your family. So, there’s definitely a couple of differences
between Karate and Taekwondo, but ultimately as a parent you want to make sure that those
styles are going to teach your kid the benefits that you’re looking for. Well, two of the most important things is
you want to find a school that you like and find an instructor that you like. Most martial arts schools will give out orientation
classes. That’s something you should definitely try
out because that will give you a good vibe on how the instructor teaches and you can
get a good vibe of how the class is run. You want to make sure that the school is well
maintained, you want to make sure it’s a clean school, great lighting, and you want to make
sure it’s a good vibe for you and your family. You want to make sure it’s a culture that
embraces you and your family because sometimes some parents won’t get that family vibe. Some schools have a different feel, some schools
feel like a corporation, some schools feel like a family. You want to make sure, if you want that corporation
feel, that’s great. If you want a family vibe, that’s great also. So, you want to make sure you’re comfortable
every time you’re there because you’re making a commitment to being there a lot. You want to make sure the instructor is really
passionate about what he does. Sometimes as karate instructors, there can
be times where they can get burned out and there’s things that that can happen. But you want to make sure that they’re really
passionate and they’re really happy about doing what they’re doing. And when you see it, you’ll just know it. Well, also you want to make sure that that
instructor is pushing your child to their best potential because if they’re not and
they’re kind of just, um, letting them do what they want to do that’s not what the parent
brought your kind in there for. So, so you want to make sure you push them
to their best potential and them help them. After you push them, praise them a bit. At the orientation you should ask a lot of
questions, so at the end of the orientation you should be able to make an informed decision
on if this is the right school for you.

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